International Practice

With offices across Asia and a network that spans the world, we have developed from a Japanese firm to a global one, providing international legal services in diverse practices from M&A and other corporate transactions to compliance and dispute resolution

With our knowledge of and experience with the Chinese legal and business environment, we help clients succeed in China

We provide comprehensive and sound legal service for clients conducting business in Korea, drawing on our accumulated experience and knowledge of Korea-Japan business practice.

Japanese and Taiwanese lawyers who know actuals of Taiwan compose team and support cases.

We offer a broad range of advice for corporations and regional management companies conducting business in Singapore

We provide comprehensive legal support for clients conducting business in Thailand, drawing on our considerable “on-the-ground” knowledge and capabilities in Thailand augmented by our recent business integration with a leading Thai law firm.

We have abundant experience working on Myanmar-related matters and are uniquely equipped to advise clients in a broad range of matters in Myanmar, as Myanmar opens up to foreign investment

We have many years of experience advising clients on a wide variety of legal matters relating to Vietnam

We provide broad legal support for clients conducting business in Indonesia based on our deep understanding of the legal environment and business practices in Indonesia

We provide comprehensive legal support for corporations entering and operating in the Philippines

We provide comprehensive legal support built on our long experience advising clients on a wide variety of transactions and matters in Malaysia

With a deep understanding of the latest developments in law and business practices, we are well placed to advise clients on a broad range of matters relating to Cambodia. Matters relating to Cambodia and its emerging markets are efficiently handled through our various regional offices in Bangkok, Singapore, and Yangon

With a deep understanding of legal and business practices in the Mekong region, we are well placed to advise on a broad range of matters relating to Laos

Our firm is a pioneer in providing legal advice for our clients on a broad range of corporate transactions and legal matters relating to India

We are able to provide broad support for corporations entering and operating in Bangladesh by drawing upon our knowledge and experience in Bangladesh and other emerging economies

With our knowledge and experience in Sri Lanka, we advise clients in entering and operating in Sri Lanka

We are advising our clients in their corporate activities, investments, and legal matters with respect to the laws of the EU and its member states

We provide a broad range of legal support for businesses entering or operating in Brazil, Mexico, and other countries in Latin America

We provide a broad range of legal support for businesses entering or operating in Turkey and the Middle East

We strongly support trade and business between Japan and Israel.

We provide legal support for corporations entering or operating in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

We provide a broad range of legal support for Japanese businesses throughout Africa

We are experienced in advising clients regarding their international business and operations as they relate to investment treaties, World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, and other trade laws

International Practice:People

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International Practice:Newsletters

1. Liberalisation of the insurance sector to foreign investment. / 2. Lifting of the ban on import licenses for foreign service providers
Establishment of the Myanmar Competition Commission
1. Foreign banks are now permitted to lend to Myanmar local companies. / 2. The Myanmar Investment Promotion Plan (MIPP)

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International Practice:News

Media
Comments by Yusuke Hatakeyama, attorney-at-law, were featured in an Bloomberg BNA article titled "CPTPP Commission Tackles Dispute Settlement at First Meeting (1)" published on January 17, 2019
Awards
Top rankings received in The Nikkei's "Corporate Legal Affairs and Lawyer Survey 2018"
Awards
Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the Ninth edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"
Awards
Firm selected as a shortlisted law firm in Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017
Awards
Firm receives awards at ALB Japan Law Awards 2017

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International Practice:Seminars

Mar. 16, 2019External Seminars
"5th General Assembly of The Japanese Association of International Business Law~New trends in rules of origin: Comparison of CPTPP and Japan-EU FTA~"
Mar. 8, 2019External Seminars
"Evolving issues toward ePrivacy Regulation"
Feb. 27, 2019External Seminars
"Global trends in data privacy including GDPR, and how they affect Japanese companies"
Dec. 5, 2018External Seminars
”How to Prepare for e-Privacy Regulation Compliance – Possible New Regulation which will introduce a GDPR-type fining mechanism”
Dec. 4, 2018External Seminars
”How to React to French CNIL’s GDPR Dawn Raid Seminar”

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International Practice:Publications

Magazine Article
"Recent Developments in Chinese Laws (229): Announcement of the Draft Foreign Investment Law"
Article
"Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2019 - Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"Utilization of, and Practical Key Points for, Representations and Warranties Insurance for M&A in Southeast Asia"
Magazine Article
"Recent Developments in Chinese Laws (228): Notice on Improving the Supervision of Retail Imports in Cross-Border Electronic Commerce"
Article
"The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review – Japan Chapter"

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